The Bloomsbury Group|
The Bloomsbury Group consisted of a group of friends--writers, visual artists, and social and poliltical activists--who were integral to creating modernism in various forms at the beginning of the 20th century. The name is derived from the London neighborhood (near Russell Square and the University of London) where several members moved as young adults, hoping to live a life free of social and intellectual restrictions. To a large extent, they succeeded. Over the course of their decades-long association, the group challenged literary, artistic, and social and political conventions. In this course we will read literary works (novels, short stories, essays, poems, biographies) by Lytton Strachey, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and T.S. Eliot, alongside works by the post-impressionist visual artists and art theorists of the group (Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Duncan Grant). Art and design by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and the Omega Workshop will be viewed in class.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
E.M. Forster, THE LONGEST JOURNEY
Katherine Mansfield, SHORT STORIES
Strachey, EMINENT VICTORIANS
Virginia Woolf, BETWEEN THE ACTS, JACOBS ROOM, MOMENTS OF BEING, THE WAVES.
Primary texts by Clive Bell, Roger Fry, J.M. Keynes, Bertrand Russell, and Leonard Woolf, as well as critical essays and excerpts from books on Bloomsbury by Quentin Bell, Christine Froula, S.P. Rosenbaum, Gillian Freeman, Patricia Laurence, and Jean Moorcroft Wilson will be available in an online course reader.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 5-7 page paper, one 15-20 page paper, presentation.
|Instructor(s): Saloman,Randi Beth Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: BTFDC100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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